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Title: Terrain factor analysis and automatic color coded mapping utilizing the IDECS
Authors: University of Kansas. Center for Research.
Currier, Philip.
Keywords: Military Geography
Topographic Information
Analytical Prediction Modeling
Geographic Data Manipulation
Terrain Analysis
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRES technical report ; 208-1.
Description: Contract report
Abstract: This report describes a technique for automatic generation of color-coded maps which define the amount of time required to construct a military airfield. The input data is a set of terrain factors in overlay form and the technique relies upon the use of the IDECS System (Image Discrimination, Enhancement, Combination and Sampling) of the Center for Research, Inc., University of Kansas. The color-coded map is generated by a PDP-15/20 computer which reads the terrain factors which have been previously stored on the IDECS disc, and applies them to a model in memory which calculates the amount of time for the airfield construction on a point by point basis. The computer then sorts the output into preselected time intervals and writes them on a digital disc. The appropriate disc channels are then displayed via the IDECS on a color television monitor for viewing as a composite color map.
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